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NEWS

SolGen makes JBC short list

Despite the opposition of the nation's chief magistrate over doubts on his integrity, Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza still won his battle in the Supreme Court.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Drilon, Belmonte: Charter change to lift foreign equity limits

The biggest opponents of a second term for President Aquino through a constitutional amendment are his principal allies in Congress, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. and Senate President Franklin Drilon.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Jinggoy Estrada hits Guingona: Get on with pork probe

Sen. Jinggoy Estrada on Tuesday blasted Sen. Teofisto Guingona III for his reluctance to resume hearings on the pork barrel controversy, saying it seemed after all that the latter was only after “cheap publicity” instead of the truth.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Language-in-education row: A ‘bibingka’ solution

While the language-in-education controversy at the college level is at a cross-point, the lower levels are having troubles of their own.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Motorcycle thieves don’t steal big bikes

While motorcycle thefts are on the rise, a particular type of motorcycle is safe—so far—from the scheming eyes of thieves: the pricey big bike.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

OPINION

In word and deed

According to reports, when the former cardinal Jorge Maria Bergoglio visited Brazil for World Youth Day in July 2013—his first overseas trip after being elected pope and taking the name of Francis—he was met with rapt crowds of Brazilians and young people from all over the world chanting “Francesco, Francesco,” but that when he spoke to them, he urged them to chant and shout “Christ, Christ” instead.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Carlos IV, Manila, and smallpox

Plaza Mayor, the most important public square in Spanish Manila, was that bounded by the Manila Cathedral, the Audiencia, and the Palacio del Gobernador. In it were held fiestas, processions, bullfights, and even military parades that led to it being referred to by some as Plaza de Armas.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Forget the inn

Our report put it this way: There may not be room at the inn when Pope Francis visits Tacloban in January.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

BIR’s wrong focus

The proposal in Congress to lower the tax rates for businesses and salaried workers is gaining traction, with the latest support coming from a group of tax experts.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Amnesia antidote

“National amnesia causes us to forget who and what we are.” Is that the fix we’re in when the country marks, this Thursday, the 31st anniversary of Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr.’s airport tarmac murder?

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

BUSINESS

AGI posts P7.5-B net profit

Tycoon Andrew Tan-led Alliance Global Group Inc. (AGI) posted a P7.5-billion first-semester net profit attributable to equity holders of parent, down by 9 percent year-on-year on slower revenues from gaming, hotel and fast food businesses.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Finance chief open to income tax cuts

Finance department officials are open to amending the country’s current income tax structure to bring rates and brackets in line with regional norms, but support would be contingent on the passage of other measures to raise revenues.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PSEi surges to new high for 2014

The local stock barometer surged to a new high for the year Tuesday, firming up above the 7,000 mark, on follow-through buying related to the MSCI rebalancing alongside a favorable regional backdrop.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

GDP growth likely accelerated in Q2

Second quarter economic growth likely recovered to around 7 percent, the Department of Finance (DOF) said, marking the return of the Philippines as one of Asia’s best performers after a disappointing showing at the start of the year.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Stock market resumes upswing

The local stock barometer resumed its upswing on selective buying on Monday as investors priced in the final burst of second quarter earnings reporting, the MSCI rebalancing and improved risk-taking across the region.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

SPORTS

Guiao: Rain or Shine weighing Pacquiao option

Rain or Shine, which owns the second overall pick in the coming PBA Draft, has a relatively long list of possible picks from a pool that does not have the formidable big man the Elasto Painters are actually looking for.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,PBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

PH gymnast Ava Lorein gets crack at medal round in Youth Olympics

Gymnast Ava Lorein Verdeflor staggered on landing, but her solid routine proved enough to send her into the medal round of the women’s artistic gymnastics at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games here.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

Ateneo seeks repeat vs UE

Hoping to find its rhythm early in the game, Ateneo tries to reclaim the solo lead Wednesday against University of the East in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament at Mall of Asia Arena.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos and Videos,UAAP | Read More »

Blatche, Lee in Fiba squad

Andray Blatche and Paul Lee, who were rested in a lopsided loss to Ukraine that ended Gilas Pilipinas’ winless stint in the Antibes International basketball tournament in France on Sunday (Monday in Manila), have been named to complete the Philippine team to the World Cup in Spain.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Gilas Pilipinas: Anemic defense exposed

Fans and critics were one in praising the Gilas Pilipinas national basketball squad for its strong stand against the fifth-ranked French national squad over the weekend.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Bare Eye,Commentary,Editors' Picks | Read More »

LIFESTYLE

Stylish hosts let the table talk

The table setting had that air of refinement: Casa Bugatti black-rimmed creamy white dinnerware, slender glassware by Schott Zwiesel, black-accented silver-stemmed candleholders, black napkins threaded into see-through acrylic napkin rings, silverware—all atop a chrome-legged clear glass table.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fishermen turn into artists in unique livelihood program

Instead of working against nature, sculptors from Quezon, Capiz, Palawan and the Ipo watershed chose to work with it, and produce rustic, one-of-a-kind art pieces made from aged driftwood.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Discounts up to 70% in mall’s month-long sale

While 20-percent off might be the standard in store discounts, bargain hunters lie in wait for discounts upward of 50 percent.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Dive into true luxury

What happens when a luxury maison known for its dressy, elegant timepieces decides to foray into the practical world of sports? It creates a tough machine wrapped inside an enduring design that fits comfortably with a wet suit, a three-piece suit, an evening dinner jacket, and everything else in between.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

A ‘small dose of extreme happiness’

In the movie “Patch Adams,” Robin Williams portrayed an extraordinary doctor who prescribed laughter as medicine.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

ENTERTAINMENT

As long as the role calls for it

Cameron Diaz’s frisky new starrer, “Sex Tape,” excited moviegoers—but stirred up a contentious debate over how far movie stars should go to “do full justice” to the racy and graphic roles assigned to them. Diaz herself said that those occasionally randy “requirements” didn’t faze her one bit, they were “all in a day’s work.”

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Photos & Videos | Read More »

If Ninoy were in government now

On Thursday is the 31st death anniversary of former Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. His assassination pumped life back to democracy in the country.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Editor's Pick | Read More »

If provoked, Anne Curtis would fight for her man

Anne Curtis will not hesitate to jump into a catfight for her man.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Barber’s Tale:’ A tribute to strong women

Filmmaker Jun Robles Lana recalls having soldiers, priests and insurgents in his clan.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

When Lav met Agnes

Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz won the top prize for “Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon (From What is Before)” at the 67th Locarno International Film Festival on Saturday. His bonus reward: Meeting the French New Wave legend, director Agnes Varda.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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